Collision between Semi-Truck and Train in Refugio County, Texas

by | Apr 27, 2023 | Auto Accident, Train Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a collision between an 18-wheeler and a train in Refugio County, Texas on April 26, 2023.  Reports indicate a train collided with a semi-truck along US Highway 77, near the entrance to the Hilcorp facility.  The driver of the 18-wheeler was ejected as a result of the collision, and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  The incident remains under investigation.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains.  There was a collision between a train and a semi-truck in Schertz, Texas on March 28, 2023.  There was a deadly crash between a train and a passenger vehicle in Redlands, California on April 4, 2023.  There was a train derailment in Fort Bend County, Texas on April 10, 2023.  A train struck an 18-wheeler in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana on April 11, 2023.  There was a train derailment in Chico, Texas on April 16, 2023.  There was an accident between an 18-wheeler and a train in Cibolo, Texas on April 26, 2023.

Safe train operators must take adequate precautions to ensure that their conductors do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a train accident.  Industry standards require train companies to provide adequate training to their conductors and engineers.  Safe companies must also supervise their conductor to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed, as well as all applicable federal guidelines.  Failing to properly train or audit a conductor the company allows to operate a train can have tragic consequences.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have previously handled multiple cases involving train accidents.  Our attorneys have the experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in an accident involving a train or commercial vehicle.  The experienced accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a train. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.